Bespoke symbols

The Reiki symbols can occupy a slightly difficult position for some people who practise Reiki. On the one hand, we are taught that Reiki knows where to go and what to do, drawn according to the recipient’s need, and on the other hand we are given these symbols to use when we treat people, which sort of suggests that we can do better than plain old drawn-where-it-needs-to-go Reiki. I have found a way of looking at things that reconciles these two views.

How it works for me is this: whenever we use a Reiki symbol (and at Reiki Evolution we use the symbols individually, not mixed together) we are narrowing the focus of the energy and in doing so we increase the potency of what we are doing, for example by using CKR to focus on physical healing, or by using SHK to deal with mental-emotional balancing, these symbols eliciting earth ki or heavenly ki respectively. We narrow the focus, emphasising a particular ‘frequency’, which I think is a useful metaphor, and make the heaing more intense. Ideally, instead of choosing ourselves to use a particular symbol, we should allow the energy (or allow the recipient) to guide us, so we end up working in partnership with the energy, focusing intensely on whatever aspect of the energy we are guided to emphasise when we treat someone, or when we work on ourselves.

Some Reiki courses and systems have a lot of symbols available, and to be honest I don’t really like the idea of carrying around a big bag of symbols that I have to learn when to use in particular situations: it seems very cluttered, overly complicated, not very Japanese. I like to keep things simple.

So what if there was a way to create a symbol which generated exactly what the client needed in that moment, not relying on a collection of symbols that you have to learn, but generated there and then, a perfect representation of just what the client needs in that moment, focused, intense? Wouldn’t that be a simple and powerful way to work? It would be free from clutter, a bespoke symbolic system that you could use for yourself and others, like a blank canvas, waiting for something to be created that is perfect for a person, focused and strong.

Well that is what I have been working on, and I have put together a system that achieves just that, which I call “Reiki Synthesis”.

I will be teaching the system for the first time in London on Saturday September 15th at Regent’s College, and you can find out more about the course and how to book your place by visiting this page: Reiki Synthesis.




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